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Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Zephyr Q&A with Melody Foster

Recently, I had the chance to ask Zephyr‘s VP of Marketing, Melody Foster, a few questions about the companies technology and marketing efforts heading into 2018. 1. Congrats on the partnership with Buyside. Can you tell us a little bit about how that came to be? We were introduced to Buyside by our website vendor,

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What You Need to Know: VOWs & the Expiration of the Decree Consent

What do agents and brokers need to know about Virtual Office Websites, following the news of the upcoming expiration of the NAR-DOJ agreement from 2008? We covered the topic here, but thought a follow up was in order with the 3 core things you should know. First, know that you are entitled to ALL the data, outside

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Malcolm Hall from Open Box

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Malcolm Hall, the founder and CEO of Open Box. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the Founder and CEO of Open Box which is a technology services company focus solely on Real Estate. My role is to provide strategic leadership to our teams in

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Geek Estate Private Community Update

Wanted to post a quick update about Geek Estate’s private community. We’ve been adding a few members per week, and have 11 founding member slots left (from 50). Those people will receive discounted pricing for the life of their membership. I’ve also refined (read: added to) what the membership offering includes: Content on GEB: Members are allowed one post on

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform along with the hiring of the Spring team. Combining the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System establishes a completely new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents in full control of their data and brand to clearly

Why Haven’t You Started a Real Estate Startup?

Why Haven’t You Started a Real Estate Startup?

An entrepreneur I spoke to in Colombia a few weeks ago asked me a question I’ve heard a few other times over the years. Given your experience and connections in real estate, why haven’t you done a real estate startup? Valid question for sure. If I had to boil it down, I’d say there’s only

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Simon Davis of Nimbus Maps

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Simon Davis of Nimbus Maps

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the co-founder and CEO of Nimbus Maps, Simon Davis. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of Nimbus® Maps, which is in effect a dedicated property search engine for real estate professionals allowing them access to information on 99% of the

#GivingTuesday & GiveBack Homes – GeekEstate Blog

#GivingTuesday & GiveBack Homes – GeekEstate Blog

It’s #givingtuesday …. and I wanted to remind you my dear friends at Giveback Homes (Caroline is one of the founding members of Geek Estate) are always a great option for your philanthropy dollars. Happy giving! About Drew Meyers Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon.

The Bombshell: Facebook is Coming to Real Estate

The Bombshell: Facebook is Coming to Real Estate

It’s finally happening. Facebook is making a massive push into real estate by expanding the real estate listings portion of their marketplace. (via HousingWire). Obviously Facebook’s traffic is incredible. 2 billion actives a month. That dwarfs all other real estate competitors combined (Zillow, Trulia, Realtor, Redfin, Craigslist, etc) by at least 5x and more like 10x. While

A Creative SEO Strategy: Support Crowd Funding Campaigns

A Creative SEO Strategy: Support Crowd Funding Campaigns

Here’s a link building idea for those thinking about your business on a long enough time span to invest in SEO… Support crowdfunding campaigns on platforms such as Kickstarter, Patreon, and IndieGoGo — especially if you can get in early enough with one to become a showcase supporter/sponsor. You’ll often be able to milk the makers for a link or